Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers nonsurgical and surgical treatments for children and adolescents with trauma, congenital deformities and developmental conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

Our specialists use advanced techniques for a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, including:

When appropriate, the orthopaedic surgeons use laparoscopic surgery or other advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring and enhance recovery. 

Services include:

  • Correction of abnormalities of the foot, gait, hand, hip, leg and spine, upper and lower extremity, and gait
  • Complex limb reconstruction
  • Limb lengthening
  • Fracture management

Multidisciplinary team approach

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Program uses an integrated approach to provide evidence-based care within a child-friendly environment. Our team provides accurate diagnosis, improved pain management and prompt, effective treatment. 

This multidisciplinary team2 includes:

  • Lurie Children’s specialists, board certified in orthopaedic surgery
  • Additional Lurie Children's specialists including sports medicine specialists, neurologists, radiologists and others as needed
  • Registered nurses
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Medical imaging technicians
  • Child life specialists

Surgery can seem frightening, especially to a child. Central DuPage Hospital has a special Pediatric Pre-Op Adventure to help children feel less nervous about their surgery experience.


When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers the kind of care every parent hopes for in a location that’s close to home, including:

  • A comprehensive range of nationally recognized specialty care
  • Convenient access to more than 150 pediatric specialists at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center3
  • The latest advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies

In addition, the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.


All Northwestern Medical Group pediatricians are on the medical staffs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, as well as members of the teaching faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is on the medical staff to be a resource for parents when their children suffer broken bones, other type of orthopaedic injury, or have special problems related to birth defects, diseases and hereditary conditions.

Children who need physical and occupational therapy for their orthopaedic issues get extra special attention from our pediatric therapists at the Northwestern Medicine Physical Therapy Center at Kishwaukee Hospital in Sycamore.


Related Resources

Pediatric Specialist Directory for Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital: Find a Pediatric specialist.
Legal Information
1

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

2

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, the physician(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

3

The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.